How to Wear Dresses With Tights: Your Ultimate Guide

Tights weather is on it's way, whether or not we'd like to admit it. Although we love how black tights give us the ability to wear all our favorite dresses through the harsh winter, they should hardly be an afterthought when putting together an outfit. Since we're pretty sure you know how to keep your tights looking sleek and stylish in a winter outfit, there are a few ways to make the classic tights-and-dress combo feel fresh.

While we're all used to putting on tights when we wear our short party dresses out all through the winter, opting for a longer midi dress is another fresh option. For a cool layered look, add a chic overcoat, and for some texture, opt for subtly patterned tights. Sweater dresses, patterned dresses, and shirt dresses are all good options to add interest. Ahead, scroll through to see the coolest ways to wear black tights with all your dresses through the colder months. 


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Black tights and ankle boots are the perfect base to a fun, printed minidress.


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The all-black look is a fail-safe for winter date nights. Look for an LBD with interesting details like cutouts or puff sleeves.


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Embrace your inner prep-school vibe and style a shirtdress with tights and Oxford shoes. Logo tights are a surefire way to make the look more "fashion."

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Another iteration on this classic LBD look. Try semi-sheer tights to really let your dress and shoes stand out.

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Meet the outfit trend It girls are all over right now: a big blazer thrown over whatever you please and paired with knee-high boots. (Tights are an easy addition.)

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You can't go wrong with a chic knit dress and tights, but to make it even more current, wear the outfit with a pair of chunky Chelsea boots.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.